(Edited by Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588), Sep 25, 2010)Bad day to be Peter Molyneux
Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588), Sep 25, 2010
While Sid Meier's Civ V gets an enthusiast reception from the kind of gamer that are too pussies to get their hands down and dirty, his eternal arch-nemesis, the glorified emo boy of gaming, Peter Molyneux, receives a terrible blow: That Kinect-powered pedophile simulator he was so horny about just got the chop by the powers that be.
Sweet lord, just how much does a game -and, come on, one that only needed to sell a gimmicky control system to the "Ooooh, shiny!" crowd at that- have to suck to have Microsoft pull the plug?
And maybe more importantly, what the hell am I doing sharing this story, of all people? I don't know. It was a slow day, I just found kinda funny that those two pieces were in the same list, and there's the whole schadenfreude thing too. And I kind of hate Molyneux. Not that I like the other guy any better, but I guess asking for a Civilization to implode would be too much.
Edit: Skimming through the Civ V piece I read that some guy at Wired apparently called it "the thinking man's paradise". Would anyone kindly bother to read that article and find out if the guy is talking seriously? Because it would be so f'ing hilarious having someone still using that "thinking man" crap with a straight face in this day and age =D
Speaking of Molyneux: This video is sooooo cute.
IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND PURE!! D: I mean, who the hell would sleep with that hideous freak? And carry his offspring? Sweet Lord, I'll never be able to sleep ever again.
Come on, that's just dad and his kid hanging out. You don't have to be so internet about it.
(Edited by 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (49306), Sep 25, 2010)Re: Bad day to be Peter Molyneux
雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (49306), Sep 25, 2010
I have to wonder if anyone at all is surprised that it's not coming to market. Maybe if it was a robotic girl, or a talking fish, it might have worked out. It's (relatively) socially acceptable to abuse robots or fish, but a preteen boy? Unless they were marketing this to young girls, that's just asking for trouble.
Literally as soon as I saw it when it was first shown, my response was "That's an interesting tech demo. I wonder what kind of game could use tech like that?"
I see a market for this in the much-ignored creepy catholic priests demographic.
And then there's Molleindustria's Operation: Pedopriest.
Lol, I stand corrected. Though the pedopriests are the enemies there!
(Edited by Foxhack (11882), Sep 29, 2010)Re: Bad day to be Peter Molyneux
Foxhack (11882), Sep 29, 2010
Apparently the movie deals with the alleged abuse of an altar boy by a priest... but it's never actually confirmed if anything happened. A LOT of things happen and it looks like there's abuse, but there isn't. It's all hearsay. I read the synopsis at Wikipedia and it REALLY caught my attention. Too bad a film like that will never be released in Mexico.